Become a friend of Venezia Autentica

Get your discount at the best authentic local shops, bars & restaurants and help us build a better future for Venice and the Venetians

    Discount valid at already close to 50 authentic local businesses in Venice: from artisan shops to places where to eat and drink!

    • Easy: 1. Buy🡆 2. Download/print 🡆 3. Enjoy!
    • Convenient: Valid for 1 year from the date of purchase
    • Awesome: 10% discount on all expenses of above 30 euros (excluding items on sales)
    • Unlimited: Can be used at all our partner shops, bars, and restaurants. as many times as you want
    • Freaking awesome: Makes you eligible to all the new advantages unlocked during the year after your purchase
    • Foolproof: Quality and sustainability guaranteed!
    • Win-Win: Guaranteed positive for Venice, our partner local businesses and the people who support them like you and us

    Important: To pay, you just need a – debit or credit – card, no Paypal account is required. Look for the ‘Pay by Card’ button at checkout.

    By becoming a Friend of Venezia Autentica, you get a discount at the best local businesses in Venice while helping us support the Venetians and their city

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    Donation Total: €10.00

    What people like you think about the Venezia Autentica Friends’ Pass

    “I feel like I’m on a treasure hunt, looking for shops with your symbol! “

    ” I just signed up… will definitely support these shops on our trip next month 

    ” This is a wonderful idea. Very clever! 

    “Fantastic! This is perfect!”

    Lovely, will definitely use this later in the year “

    ”  I usually set myself a task to do every time I visit Venice and now I will have a new initiative – to discover, visit and record as many of the Venezia Autentica Artisan businesses I can find. A Friends of Venezia Autentica Artisan Trail starts right here. 

    What the local business owners say about us

    “Bravi,professionali ed entusiasti
    Finalmente qualcuno che valorizza il vero artigianato!!Non mollate!!!”

    “Bell’esempio di amare la nostra cittĂ  e dimostrare che continuando a fatica a resistere e produrre in cittĂ  ci restituisce la vita di Venezia di oggi e del passato al di sopra delle tristezze turistiche in voga.”

    YOU CAN TRUST VENEZIA AUTENTICA. VENEZIA AUTENTICA IS A SOCIAL ENTERPRISE REGISTERED IN VENICE. ALL VENEZIA AUTENTICA SPENDING IS DIRECTED TOWARDS ACTIVITIES ADVANCING OUR MISSION.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is the “Venezia Autentica Friends’ Pass”? How does it work?

    The “Venezia Autentica’s Friends’ Pass” is a personal digital card, buyable online on this website, which entitles you to a 10% discount on expenses of above 30 euros at each of our partner shops, bars and restaurants, as many times as you want, for a whole year.

    All the local businesses part of the “Venezia Autentica Friends’ Pass” program are committed to respect and continue respecting our criteria of guaranteed sustainability, authenticity, and quality.

    You can feel great about becoming a friend of Venezia Autentica because besides helping us to continue providing our help to the local shop owners for free, you’ll help us support more of the local community, as every 10 Passes sold, we  set aside the value of one pass to support the projects of local associations and citizens.

    How do I recognize the shops rewarding the holders of “Venezia Autentica Friends’ Pass”

    The shops, bars, and restaurants rewarding “Venezia Autentica Friends” are easy to identify.

    FIND THE MEMBER SHOPS, BARS, AND RESTAURANTS:

    CHECK THEIR WINDOWS AND DOORS: When walking around Venice, look for our logo on the windows and/or doors of the shops, bars and restaurants you see. Our sticker is like a seal of approval, all the shops displaying it have attested to be and to commit to continuing meetings the criteria of our charter of values. They also committed to giving the holders of the “Venezia Autentica Friends’ Pass” a 10% discount on all expenses of minimum 30 euros at their shop.

    BROWSE OUR WEBSITE: All the local businesses part of the ‘Venezia Autentica Friend’s Pass’ can be found on our website. You can easily locate them by visiting our interactive map and selecting “Venezia Autentica Friends’ Pass Members”. Each Shop, Bar or restaurant has a complete description in the ” Shop local ” or “Eat & Drink” section of our website.

    Which local businesses are already on board?

    Here’s a list of the places where to shop and eat&drink currently part of the “Venezia Autentica Friends’ Pass” Scheme, more are coming on board.
    You can easily locate them by visiting our interactive map and selecting “Venezia Autentica Friends’ Pass Members”.
    Each Shop has a complete description in the ” Shop local ” or “Eat & Drink” section of our website.

    SHOP

    • MURANO GLASS PEARLS JEWELS: Giorgio Nason, Muranero, Perlamadredesign, Rialto 79, Leonardo, Sculture Da Indossare, Miani Nicola
    • GLASS ART, MIRRORS, AND WINDOWS: Bisanzio Glass Gallery Showroom, Canestrelli Mirrors, Marco Franzato, Massimiliano Caldarone
    • MURANO GLASS BEADS WEAVERS: Attombri, Le Burle Veneziane, Venetian Dreams
    • PAPER JEWELS, ARTS, AND BOOKBINDING: Paper Owl, Legatoria Barbieri, Itaca Art Studio, Ebru’, Plum Plum Creations
    • METAL JEWELRY: Attombri, T.S. Gioielli
    • CERAMICS AND MOSAICS: Chimera, Artefact
    • MASKS AND COSTUMES: La bottega del Costume, Ca’ Macana Atelier, L’arlecchino, La Bottega Dei Mascareri, Teatromaschere, Atelier Marega,
    • OARLOCKS, GONDOLAS ACCESSORIES, AND WOODEN TOYS: Il Forcolaio Matto, Signor Bloom, Le Forcole, Bottega Tramontin Gondole, D.Co Tramontin E Figli
    • LEATHER BAGS AND ACCESSORIES: Il Grifone, Francis Model, Raggio Veneziano

    EAT & DRINK

    • GELATO: Mela Verde
    • PANINI AND SANDWICHES: Bistrot de l’Osmarin
    • PIZZA TAKE AWAY: Antico Forno
    • TRADITIONAL VENETIAN FOOD (GOURMET – SEA FOOD) : Ostaria Boccadoro
    • TRADITIONAL HOME COOKING: Trattoria Al Ponte Del Megio
    • CICHETTI AND TRADITIONAL ITALIAN DISHES: Osteria Santa Giustina

    Why should I become a friend of Venezia Autentica?

    With only 10 euros, you can enjoy the best of Venice at a special price, help Venetian small and medium businesses as well as make life better for the local community and responsible tourists in Venice.

    You can feel great about becoming a friend of Venezia Autentica because besides helping us to continue providing our help to the local shop owners for free, you’ll help us support more of the local community, as every 10 Passes sold, we  set aside the value of one pass to support the projects of local associations and citizens.

    Your support of Venezia Autentica’s work and mission will make a world of difference.

    What are the different prices I see?

    To get your “Venezia Autentica Friends Pass” 10 euros are enough. However, we invite you to give us what you want: 10 euros or more. Indeed, if you are very appreciative of what we do and would like to support our work and mission by giving more than 10 euros, which would be of a great help for us, you should be able to do so. This is why you can see several other ‘prices’, as well as an ‘Other’ button, which allows you to customize the amount you’d be happy to contribute to our cause!

    I do not have a Paypal Account, how can I pay?

    All that you need to be able to pay is a debit or credit card, no Paypal account is required. Look for the ‘Pay by Card’ button at checkout. If you should encounter any issues, please, get in touch with us, we’ll be happy to help!

    How can I help if I'm not in Venice and won't be able to visit for a while?

    Since 2 years, we’ve been providing, via Venezia Autentica, all our help and services to the shop owners and the local community completely for free and all the expenses that we’ve been making are out of our own pockets.

    If you’d consider getting the pass even without being able to use it now, you’d be helping us greatly and, therefore, you’d be helping them too!

    Do you need more reasons? Did you know that by getting the pass, besides helping us to continue providing our help to the local shop owners for free, you’ll help us support more of the local community? Indeed, every 10 Passes sold, we set aside the value of one pass to support the projects of local associations and citizens.

    Can I use your pass to buy from your members online?

    Currently, the pass allows you to get a discount only in the physical shops, bars, and restaurants in Venice but the money it generates makes a lot of difference as it helps us carry out our work.

    How do I get the “Venezia Autentica Friends’ Pass”?

    In order to make it very easy and convenient, we sell them only on this website. To date, we do not have a physical location where to get in from when in Venice. After proceeding to your payment you will be redirected to your receipt and will receive a copy of it, with all needed details, at the e-mail you shared with us. Quickly afterward, your personal pass will follow. It’s been optimized for print and mobile use If you do not seem to receive your pass, please do get in touch with us.

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